An attorney who hoped to secure his legal fee with a mortgage on his client’s property was left unsecured when an earlier $1 million mortgage deed unexpectedly surfaced. The earlier deed of trust had not been indexed by the clerk, ...Read More »
As mediators, attorneys and educators, we understand the importance of preparing litigators to engage in mediation advocacy effectively. We also understand the realities of law firm practice and the scarcity of time attorneys have to devote to professional development. However, ...
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Virginia court reporters are asking to be regulated, in part to avoid the stigma of unqualified reporters confounding the legal system. Setting aside past hesitation, the Virginia Court Reporters Association now is backing an effort to require mandatory certification for ...Read More »
Seventeen years after a vehicle repossession went awry, a Williamsburg businessman has recovered against the repo company whose actions hurt his reputation and cost him clients. On July 10, a Richmond jury awarded more than $2 million to George T. ...Read More »
A three-judge circuit court panel this month found in favor of a lawyer accused by the Virginia State Bar of “dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation” and other offenses in connection with trusts established for elderly clients. The Alexandria Circuit Court ...Read More »
Law firm leaders and public officials gathered in Richmond Sept. 23 to cut the ribbon on Gateway Plaza, McGuireWoods LLP’s new home in downtown Richmond. The project began several years ago when the firm approached city officials about locating the ...Read More »
Two recent Virginia deck failure cases each resulted in recovery of nearly all of the property owners’ available $1 million policy limits. In the most recent report, a Petersburg man collected $950,000 for severe injuries suffered when he stepped onto ...Read More »
A woman does not have to repay nearly $600,000 in temporary support and attorney’s fees to the man she thought was her husband, even though a court declared their marriage void. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision ...Read More »
Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...Read More »
The International Legal Technology Association conference in Las Vegas, or ILTACON, is described on the conference website as “a four-day educational conference that draws on the personal and collective strengths of professionals working in technology within law firms and legal ...
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